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Building dedicated to hero

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. ShaTyra Reed, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade

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Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Boyle, the 1-229th Assault Reconnaissance Battalion command sergeant major, unveils the Crandall Hall placard during the 1-229th ARB building dedication at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Nov. 13, 2020. 1-229th ARB dedicated its battalion headquarters to Olympia resident retired Col. Bruce (Snake) Crandall, an aviation pioneer and former commander of Company A, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, received the Medal of Honor for his actions as a pilot during the Battle of Ia Drang in South Vietnam. He was portrayed by Greg Kinnear in the movie We Were Soldiers.

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